About Us

The Bridge to Better
Healthcare Starts Here

VISION

What We Believe

At AKASA we believe every dollar spent on healthcare matters, because healthcare matters to everyone.

We believe complexity in medical billing and reimbursement in the United States drives up hidden costs that we all pay, both in terms of dollars and in the erosion of trust people have that our healthcare system will serve them well.

We believe that by bringing together the best of people, data, and technology to address financial complexity in our healthcare system, AKASA serves as a powerful force for restoring trust to healthcare in the US.

MISSION

WE’RE ON A MISSION TO REMEDY THE FINANCIAL COMPLEXITY CRIPPLING HEALTHCARE IN AMERICA THROUGH UNIFIED AUTOMATION™.

Team

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Top Tech Talent Meets Healthcare Expertise

The AKASA team came together to solve the financial failures that are bankrupting providers and patients across the United States. We brought together the best Silicon Valley technology thinkers and longtime healthcare industry veterans to ensure we innovate to solve the real challenges of healthcare revenue cycle management.

Malinka Walaliyadde

Co-Founder & CEO
Board Member

Malinka is a former partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), where he helped build their healthcare investment team and worked on almost 20 investments totaling $250M.

Varun Ganapathi

Co-Founder & CTO
Board Member

Varun is a CS PhD from Stanford, where he focused on AI. He has started two AI companies that were acquired by Google and Udacity.

Andy Atwal

Co-Founder & VP Engineering

Andy is a former Google engineer and was on the founding team at Counsyl (a genomics healthcare company), which was acquired by Myriad in 2018.

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Ben Beadle-Ryby

Co-Founder & VP Sales

Ben is a former partner overseeing revenue cycle consulting and technology from the Advisory Board Company, which was acquired by Optum in 2017.

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Amy Raymond

Head of Revenue Cycle Automation

Amy is an RCM leader with 20 years of experience in healthcare. She was most recently the senior director for program management in technology implementations at the Advisory Board, where she led RCM improvement initiatives.

Julie Yoo

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Board Member

Is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she leads investments in healthcare technology. Prior to joining a16z, Julie was the co-founder, Chief Product Officer, and Board Director at Kyruus. Kyruus is a healthcare technology company which serves one in five US healthcare providers.

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Noah Knauf

General Partner, BOND
Board Member

Noah is a general partner at BOND where he focuses on investments in high growth technology companies, with a particular emphasis on healthcare, fintech, gaming and frontier technology.

Frank Williams

CEO, Evolent Health | Former CEO,
Advisor

Is the CEO and Co-Founder of Evolent Health. Prior to Evolent. Frank also served as Chairman and CEO of The Advisory Board Company.

Toby Cosgrove, MD

Cleveland Clinic
Advisor

Is the former CEO of the Cleveland Clinic and currently an Executive Advisor to Google’s Strategic Advisory Board. He sits on the board of AmWell and Hims&Hers. Dr. Cosgrove was a cardiac surgeon for nearly 30 years, performing 22,000 operations.

Catherine Afarian

Head of Corporate Communications

Catherine has more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications and media relations. She started her career with companies including Netflix and eBay. Most recently, Catherine served as Head of Global Communications for Watson Health at IBM.

Mie Kim

Mie Kim

VP, People and Culture

Mie Kim is a HR leader with 12+ years of experience building and leading agile people teams during periods of hyper growth and transition. Mie brings a nimble and pragmatic approach to driving business vision and purpose. Mie is a fierce advocate for fostering a culture of authenticity, respect, trust and inclusion.

Our Investors

Andreessen Horowitz

Andreessen Horowitz is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with over $10B in assets under management. They invest in seed to late-stage technology companies, across the consumer, enterprise, healthcare, and fintech domains.

Bond

BOND is a global technology investment firm that supports visionary founders throughout their entire life cycle of innovation & growth.

Costanoa Ventures

Costanoa Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm which invests in enterprise-focused seed and Series A technology companies.

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